Paying for Direct Primary Care

The advantage of paying for medical care directly

My 2-year experience as an employer paying for #DirectPrimaryCare

  • #Turnover was zero 2019. Three days of less turnover per employee paid for my annual cost. I’m ahead.
  • In January we needed four MAs. Takes 60-80 candidates to find four A players. We stopped all interviews at #5 because now we attract an excellent pool of advertising-free healthcare.
  • #Absenteeism is half because 6-hour time suck Medicaid exams to get a 7-minute visit and script is replaced by a call or text at their desk.
  • #Presenteeism I don’t measure, but intuitively way down since my team, with 24/7 bilingual #PCP access is healthier.

I live in a future where everyone wins: employer, employee, and doctors. Cannot imagine going back to #highdeductibles, copays, clipboards, long waits #factorymedicine and shocking lab bills.

I feel in full integrity with promised safety.

This emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship has contributed to the growth of an innovation commonly referred to as Direct Primary Care (DPC).

For the patients, the benefits are clear. They now make their own health care decisions, with the advice of their providers and full knowledge of what the costs will be.